Instruction & Teaching

The Special Collections & Archives supports the teaching mission of the University of California by making its collections available for numerous classes during the year.  Members of the Special Collections staff are available to instruct UC San Diego students on how to find and use the primary resources in Special Collections and other such facilities, or to help suggest and locate materials for faculty bringing their classes to Special Collections.

The Special Collections Seminar Room, which seats 20 comfortably, is available for individual class meetings, or on a continuing basis throughout the quarter, if the class is making use of Special Collections materials.

If your class is too large to be accommodated within the Special Collections & Archives, Special Collections staff are available to bring materials to campus classrooms.

Special Collections staff can teach class sessions focused on Special Collections holdings in a specific subject area, provide instruction on archival research, and provide general overviews on the history of printing, among other topics.

To schedule a class visit, stop by the Special Collections & Archives or send a request to .